|Melissa Peterman Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||July 1, 1971|
Melissa Peterman is an American actress, comedian, producer, writer, television host, and voiceover artist best known for playing Barbra Jean in The WB comedy series Reba. Some of her other on-screen roles include Brenda Sparks in Young Sheldon, Carli Mitchell in Working Class, Candy in Pretty the Series, Jennifer in Rita Rocks, Mrs. Splitz in Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, Lauren Voss in Here Comes the Boom, and Kim in Muffin Top: A Love Story.
Melissa Margaret Peterman
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Melissa received a graduation degree with theater as a major from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Actress, Comedian, Producer, Writer, Television Host, Voiceover Artist
- Father – David Allen/Allan Peterman
- Mother – Pamela Diane (Peterson)
- Others – William Ferdinand Peterman (Paternal Grandfather), Edna Marie Nelson (Paternal Grandmother), Robert Allyn Peterson (Maternal Grandfather), Beverly Margaret MacLeod (Maternal Grandmother)
Melissa has been represented by Agency for the Performing Arts, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
67 kg or 148 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Melissa Peterman has dated –
- John Brady (1997-Present) – Melissa started dating actor John Brady in 1997. After dating for about two years, they got married in June 1999 in an intimate wedding ceremony. She gave birth to a baby boy Riley David in 2005.
Race / Ethnicity
Melissa Peterman is of Swedish and German descent on her father’s side and has Swedish and Scottish ancestry on her mother’s side.
36-30-37 in or 91.5-76-94 cm
12 (US) or 44 (EU)
8 (US) or 5.5 (UK) or 38.5 (EU)
Melissa has starred in commercials for –
- Kia Automobiles (2002)
- Tyson Any’tizers
- Amazon Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition
Best Known For
Playing Barbara Jean in The WB sitcom Reba and as Bonnie Wheeler in the Freeform sitcom Baby Daddy
Melissa first appeared in the 1996 dark comedy thriller film Fargo as Hooker #2.
First TV Show
In 2000, Melissa made a guest appearance as Claire in an episode of the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me.
As a voiceover artist, she made her TV show debut by providing vocals to the character of Becky in an episode titled Wilderness Protection Program of the animated comedy series, Johnny Bravo, in August 2004.
Melissa Peterman relies on a well-tuned morning routine to remain healthy. She starts her day with an organic egg omelet with fresh spinach accompanied by a fruit smoothie and a side of turkey bacon.
In case, she is too busy, she is reduced to eating cottage cheese from a container while getting her son ready for school. While on the way to drop her son at school, she munches on an apple. On some occasions, she adds cinnamon to the cottage cheese and dips an apple in it.
Melissa Peterman Favorite Things
- Song – Edelweiss
Source – Fox Los Angeles
Melissa Peterman Facts
- Before establishing herself in the show business, she worked as a writer and actor at the Minneapolis improvisational comedy theater named, Brave New Workshop.
- In February 2010, it was announced that she had inked a contract with Big Machine Records to release her comedy album. However, the project was scrapped later on.
- At the wedding of her Reba co-star JoAnna Garcia Swisher, she served as one of the bridesmaids along with Reba McEntire.
- She co-starred as Carli Mitchell in the comedy sitcom, Working Class, in 2011.
- She played the role of Lauren Voss in the 2012 sports comedy film, Here Comes the Boom, starring Kevin James, Salma Hayek, and Henry Winkler.
- Melissa is an active supporter of the David Foster Foundation, which extends financial support to families that have children in need of an organ transplant.
- She has associated herself with social cause foundations like Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and the City of Hope.
- In 2018, she started appearing in the recurring role of Brenda Sparks, Billy’s mother and Mary’s nemesis who works at the bowling alley frequented by Meemaw, in the CBS period sitcom, Young Sheldon, which is a spin-off prequel to The Big Bang Theory.